5 Clear Signs that a Sagittarius Man is Jealous (& What to Do)

Loren E. Elara

Loren E. Elara

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Sagittarian men aren’t known to be particularly jealous. It’s just not really in his makeup. His carefree, freedom-loving, live-and-let-live personality means jealousy doesn’t come up all that often.

When he does get jealous, it’s not something he enjoys or revels in. Mostly because he’s forced to confront the fact that he’s become dependent and reliant on the affections of another person. Which he hates.

While jealous feelings are rare for this man, they do happen.

Below you can read the most common ways he acts when jealous, plus how you can navigate his jealous emotions.

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Signs that a Sagittarius Man is Jealous

Let’s take a look at the important signals he can’t help but give off when jealous. Starting with…

1.) He jokes about it

If he starts to feel jealous he probably won’t even recognize it at first. It’s not a trait he likes to see in others, and especially not in himself.

But you will be able to recognize it in his humor. Sagittarius men rely on humor a lot in life. His charm and light-heartedness endear him as the jokester or jester of the group. So his jealousy will likely come out in a subtle, casual way by making jokes or poking fun at you or the target of his jealousy.

Just read between the lines and it shouldn’t be too hard to tell if his true feelings are coming through in his jokes.

2.) He becomes possessive

The Sag man prizes freedom, especially his personal freedom and freedom within relationships.

He hates it when partners become possessive over him, and he prides himself on his live-and-let-live nonchalant attitude in relationships.

Because he is so averse to possessive emotions, it’s a big deal if he starts acting territorial or overprotective with a lover. It most likely stems from unconscious feelings of jealousy.

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3.) He becomes uncharacteristically irritable

The Sagittarius man is usually the happy-go-lucky guy that is always ready to cheer his friends up. He’s quite resilient at keeping a good attitude. There aren’t too many things that can knock him off balance and put him in a bad mood.

So, if he’s acting a little irritated, broody, or overall emotional around you then there’s a good chance these feelings could be caused by jealousy swimming through his head.

4.) He becomes passive-aggressive

Sagittarius men aren’t typically passive-aggression. When angry he’ll usually blunt about it. He resents passive aggression when he sees it in others, and will often call it out directly.

But everyone, especially under the spell of jealousy, can act in ways that aren’t typical to their nature.

Even though it’s not his MO, the Sagittarius man (like every person) can fall into passive-aggressive behavior when he starts feeling jealous or possessive over  a partner.

So if you sense him becoming passive-aggressive, know something is likely up.

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5.) He becomes openly angry

As a fire sign, it’s not too uncommon to see an upset Sagittarius man fall into eruptive bouts of anger.

If he’s overwhelmed by jealous feelings he might erupt about it directly to a partner. Remember, he prefers to be blunt and straight up with people.

How to Make a Sagittarius Man Jealous

If you want to make this guy jealous it’s not going to be easy.

Even if you succeed, you might not get the exact results that you’re looking for.

If you still want to try, my recommendation would be to go out on adventures with other men and share photos or videos so he can see. This triggers two things in the Sag man: his FOMO and innate competitiveness.

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If you do succeed in making him jealous, he could reflexively work to court you again, which would be great.

Alternatively, he could take the opposite route. He’s pragmatic and might assume that you’ve moved on. Which could cause him to lose even more interest in you. Or, he could become angry and explosive (this man can have a temper). And the resulting fight could cause him to want to end things with you entirely.

So give it a shot if you want, be beware that you’re playing with fire.

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How to Calm his Jealousy

Sagittarius men usually don’t fall into jealous bouts due to their lack of possessiveness.

So if your Sag man is acting jealous you’ll want to make him remember that he’s acting out of alignment with his natural self.

There’s a chance that by letting him know he will snap out of it right then and there.

If he does have reason to be jealous, let him know. He hates dishonesty more than infidelity, so be truthful and let him assess the situation from there. He might get mad, but he can also be quite forgiving.

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What have your experiences been with jealous Sagittarian men? Let us know in the comment section below!

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4 thoughts on “5 Clear Signs that a Sagittarius Man is Jealous (& What to Do)”

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    I started a new job. He came over to see me after my first day. He asked me, have you met any interesting people at work? I said no not really. Just regular people. Then later it became so did you meet any interesting men at work, again I said no. I have one male direct report named Steve. He’s the instrument guy (I’m lab quality manager). Later he said you sweet on Steve? Well no he’s about a hundred years old. Lol. Then I moved closer and sat at his feet and held him. There is nobody else that I’m interested in, not at work not at home, not anywhere. The only one I’m interested in is you.

    1. Loren Elara

      Hi Dawn. That’s nice of you to notice his anxiety and reassure him. He’s clearly a bit insecure about commitment. Just keep reassuring him how important he is to you. Thanks for your comment.

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    Okay so I work with this Sag guy and immediately on his first day I saw him constantly watching me, then when other people would talk to me he would find a way to insert hisself in. Then whenever I would communicate to other guys he would get Very jealous, and I wasn’t quite sure why? You know because Im not his. That has happened on multiple occasions (his jealousy) it’s almost like he’s possessive of me because he likes me. Where is this coming from, what is this, and what does this mean? I think he’s cute, how should I take this is he possessive and crazy or just likes me a lot.

    1. Loren Elara

      Hi Nadi. This is pretty atypical behavior for a Sagittarius. He certainly has some jealous attachment issues, seeing that he’s being possessive of a crush. I’d guess that he has some Scorpio placements in his personal planets (plenty of Sagittarians have Scorpio Venus and/or Mercury), and/or some other jealousy-provoking placements. I would see it as a bit of a red flag. Possessiveness like that can signal deep insecure patterns. But if you think he’s cute, I wouldn’t entirely steer clear or anything. Just proceed with caution and watch closely how he behaves as more intimacy builds.

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